Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Back to Scrappy: Quilted Burp Cloths

Now that Halloween is behind us it was time for me to get back to quilting. And what better way than with a small scale quilting project? If you remember my Great Adventure Quilt, then you will recall it was made for a very dear friend who was expecting her first baby. Well, her beautiful baby is now here so I had to make some goodies that I could send to compliment her quilt. I created some burp cloths using the scraps from the quilt!

I figured I would share my process in case anyone else wanted to use their scraps in a similar fashion. I began, of course, with a few scraps. I decided to stick with 3 strips to keep all uniform but I varied the width of my strips between each burp cloth. I cut my strips to be just as wide as the burp cloths. 

I pieced all three together and pressed. 

Then I laid a store bought burp cloth (or diaper cloth as I believe they are labelled) out upside down on my ironing board. 

I stitched my quilted fabric with the right side facing the back of the burp cloth and the bottom edge along the bottom edge of the burp cloth.

 I then pressed the top edge of the quilted piece down by a 1/2 inch. 

Then I pressed the quilt piece down onto the burp cloth with the wrong side of the quilted piece against the right side of the burp cloth. 

At this point I folded the edges of the quilted piece under and pressed so that they were even with the edges of the burp cloth.

Then I topstitched around all the edges. 

To keep with the quilted look, I stitched in the ditch of my quilted panel. Though this would be equally cute with some free motion quilting. 

Finally, I wanted my burp cloth to appear completely uniform so I flipped it over and followed the stitching lines that run vertically across the back over my quilted areas. 

Which left me with this finished burp cloth!

Of course, I could not stop at one. I had to make a full set. But this was a wonderful way to create a coordinating gift set for the baby! 

Off to start Christmas presents! Until next time . . . happy sewing!

1 comment:

  1. Cute. I made some for my great aunt, after I made her a quilt for her first great grandchild.